Social Development Program (SDP)


Podcast: PW Special Edition: International Women's Day

Fiji Minister for Women, Hon. Mereseini Vunidawa joins SPC's Deputy Director General Audrey Aumua, and FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali, for a discussion on the advancement of gender equality in the Pacific.   

Dr A. Aumua: Opening Remarks for 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights

Check Against Delivery Opening Remarks by Pacific Community Deputy Director General Dr. Audrey Aumua Pre-Launch of International Women's Day & Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights…

Ending violence against women must be a priority for our region

Statement by SPC Director General Colin Tukuitonga for Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   November 25 marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual global…

Gender analysis of the aquaculture sector in Fiji: Community-based tilapia farms in Viti Levu

Addressing the challenges of youth unemployment in the pacific through genuine partnerships

Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2017) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

From Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Big Ocean Sustainable States (BOSS)

UNESCO Side Event on Safeguarding Under Cultural Heritage(UCH) for Sustainable Development aims to provide updates on the UCH safeguarding for Sustainable Development and the promotion of the UCH Convention in SIDS. The Event will feature presentations…

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10…

International Youth Day: Our future is in their hands

  By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara International Youth Day is a time for us to celebrate our younger generations, and to consider the investment we can make today to ensure they are able to achieve their full potential tomorrow. 

Workshop sets precedent for gender statistics on the work of women and men in the Pacific

Left to Right: Kim Robertson, Bill Joseph, Deputy Administrator RMI SSA; Lara Studzinski, Director SPC MRO.   The governments of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), using data based on work and gross…
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